In this week’s installment… The New Year may be already upon us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take one last look at the end of this season. In this volume we have two surprise contributors, one welcome and one… well let’s just say they should have worked on it more.
Jel kicks off our annual year end tradition of recapping our highlights (and sometimes lowlights) of the year by sharing a few of his favorite moments of 2016.
This episode could have been like ten minutes!
Yukine does some vaguely alluded to magic bullshit and comes back even stronger, as Bishamon is increasingly consumed by the madness of her blight.
Yato takes the fight to Bishamon as Kugaha’s plan goes all according to keikaku*.
After learning of Suzuha’s fate, Yukki becomes inconsolable at the manor of Bishamon. By protecting him, Kazuma becomes banished. With Yukki’s damaged mental state draining Yato’s energy, he is left wide open to attack.
Yukki learns more about his newfound friend, but the winds of tragedy swirl around them.
Noragami is back as Yato, Hiyori, and Yukine have returned to their casual phantom-busting lifestyle. Bishamon is more determined to kill Yato than ever though, even as the weight of her large household of spirits is beginning to take its toll.
Like the changing of the leaves the Fall anime season brings a change in source materials, with the latest crop of shows full of light novel adaptations and anime originals. Part one of our guide is anchored by solid, know entities like Noragami and the inevitable return of the Monogatari series, but there’s a lot of other interesting new shows as well. We’re all at least curious to see if Mari Okada can turn the new Gundam series into anything less that a train wreck and I’m rather intrigued to see the stylish but infuriatingly misspelled Concrete Revoltio. Just watch out for those “Light Novel Mad Libs” shows that seem to make up the rest.
It’s time to ARGUE ABOUT CARTOONS as we unveil the Glorio Blog’s Top 10 shows of 2014.
Welcome to “A Very GLORIO 2014”, our look back at the best of the past year. We’ll be featuring a different post from each of our authors everyday leading up to our top 10 shows of the year. To start things off Jel fights off his inner cynic and lists his favorite anime moments from 2014.
Hello, and welcome to All Your Monies, where The Glorio Blog’s resident toy and figure collecting crew will run down the last week’s new pre-orders, turning a loving or scathing eye over what’s been put out for you to spend your hard earned cash on. This week Jel slips into some old habits as the quality of figures slowly roll downhill, but at least we have a third (and best) straight appearance from Card Captor Sakura.
Yato goes to fight Rabou, but Hiyori accidentally comes along. Realizing she is the reason for Yato’s weakness, he destroys her mind, awakening Yato’s killer instincts.
It’s the end of yet another anime season, so amidst all the final impressions, we also try to choose our favourite anime theme songs of the season. As usual, we get a wide variety of crazy songs from a wide variety of crazy shows, but to my giant distress there’s an awfully scary amount of weird early noughties synth metal. Oh my.
Yato tries desperately to remind Hiyori of their time together. Unfortunately, Nora shows up paired with Rabou, threatening that Hiyori’s conscience itself is slowly being stripped away.
With things smoothed over between Yukine and Yato, things focus back on Hiyori’s unique problem. Just as things seem to finally be quieting down, Nora shows up, threatening her.
Yato continues to have problems with Yukine. When Yukine realizes the true despair of his new life, he lashes out against the world, putting Yato on the brink of mortal peril. After Hiyori takes him to Kofune, the race is on to find three Regalia to perform a dangerous ritual that will hopefully save them both.
Bishamon assembles her team to clean up the Vent but can’t seem to put aside her grudge. Yato continues to feel the effects of the blight as Hiyori tries to help patch up his growing rift with Yukine.
Yukine runs off, and starts to give in to temptation. The sins hurt Yato just as he gets in a confrontation with the war god Bishimon. With a wide array of Regalia tools, Yato is put on the ropes. Thinking of no other option, Hiyori rushes to get help.
Hiyori fears for Yukine’s health from being forced into Yato’s vagrant lifestyle. After inviting him home and some cohabitation hijinks, Yukine finds a young girl who has died but not yet passed on.